Renovation of the Heart: Putting On the Character of Christ

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The Navigators, Feb 27, 2014 - Religion - 272 pages
As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus. So we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesn’t change our hearts. Only by God’s grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the “transformation of the spirit”—a divine process that “brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God.”

This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with.

Don’t settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him.

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User Review  - HGButchWalker - LibraryThing

Good overall discussion of the various parts that are involved in bringing about change in the hearts of men - our own hearts and others. My only complaint is that it tended to lean a little too much ... Read full review

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User Review  - MissyHiett - LibraryThing

This book is very difficult for me. It seems as though it challenged my brain. I read to chapter 5 and started over and took notes and I got a couple of things. First, as Christians we do need a ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Dallas Willard is a professor and former director of the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Dallas is the best-selling author of more than 30 publications, including The Divine Conspiracy, The Spirit of the Disciplines (both Harper San Francisco), and Hearing God (InterVarsity Press).

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